Stamp Stories from around the world

The first pictorial stamps from Brazil were issued in 1866 depicting Emperor Dom Pedro II. Pedro II of Brazil was the second and last emperor of Brazil. In 1831, aged just five, he became emperor following the abdication of his father Pedro I. Until 1841, the country was ruled by several regents in his place. Pedro II was described as a liberal monarch who tried to reform and industrialize Brazil. Pedro II reigned for 58 years until 1889. He died in Paris in 1891. The last stamps with Pedro II were issued in 1885. Todays stamp is a mint copy of the 100 rëis issue. CV is 40 $.